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Dorothy (Shemanski) Snopkowski

September 28, 1929 ~ November 3, 2022 (age 93)
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Naugatuck-Dorothy (Shemanski) Snopkowski, age 93, widow of Bernard Snopkowski, Sr., passed away peacefully on Thursday November 3, 2022 at Waterbury Hospital.


Born in Avoca, PA on September 28, 1929, she was the daughter of Henry and Stella (Konopinski) Shemanski.  Dorothy was a longtime resident of Naugatuck and retired from Risdon Manufacturing.  She enjoyed cards, bingo, jigsaw puzzles and solving crossword puzzles.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.


Dorothy leaves her loving family, Joan Mahan and her husband James of Litchfield,  Bernard  Snopkowski, Jr. of Naugatuck, David Snopkowski and his wife Gail of Lebanon, and John Snopkowski and his wife Nancy of Naples, FL; her six grandchildren, Terry, Krista, Jill, Sarah, Jamie and TJ; her five great grandchildren, Claire, Luke, Jamie, Thomas, and Charlotte; her brothers Chester Shemanski of Duryea, PA, and Frank Shemanski of Naugatuck; her sister Ann Tickowski, of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her siblings, John, Joseph, Henry, Frances and Lillian.


The family would like to express its appreciation to Dr. Mordan and the staff at Waterbury Hospital for their kindness, compassion and care shown towards our mother.


Her funeral will be held on Monday November 7, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, to St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.  Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery.  Family and friends may call on Monday morning from 9-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Naugatuck Senior Center, 300 Meadow Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

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November 7, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
240 North Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Mass of Christian Burial
November 7, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Vincent Ferrer Church
1006 New Haven Road
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Burial to follow
November 7, 2022

St. James Cemetery
Cross Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

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September 28, 1929-November 3, 2022

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